On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1908

Historical Events

  • King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathizers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon

Famous Birthdays

  • Albie Booth, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Yale University), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1959)
  • Edward Staempfli, composer
  • George Pal, Hungarian/American director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44
1908 Highlights

About February 1, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius